Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ethan Hunt, Impossible Missions Force (IMF)

This was one of Hot Toys Famous Type figure, before Hot Toys was HOT and everyone wanted a piece of whatever they were dishing out. This was an unlicensed figure but the resemblance was so obvious no guessing was required. This is Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt from the "Mission: Impossible" films (most likely "Mission: Impossible 2 (2000)" or M:i-2 because of the hair; he had a short crop for "Mission: Impossible" released in 1996). Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is an agent of an Impossible Missions Force (IMF) team, an unofficial branch of the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) and implied to be a black operations division of the Agency. 
Hence the famous line "Your mission, should you choose to accept it, involves (fill in the mission) and should any member of your team be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow all knowledge of your actions. This message will self-destruct in five seconds." Cue theme music.
Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt sans shades

Looks better with the shades




In line with this series, there was also George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars and Keanu Reeves as Neo from "The Matrix (1999)". Next up: Tom Cruise as LT Pete "Maverick" Mitchell from "Top Gun (1986)".

8 comments:

Shaun said...

thanks for the post my guru, can i check with you if you added on anything to this figure, or it came with all the stuff from the box? Thanks!

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

quite perceptive aren't you? i didn't want to pay the full price for the figure coz i didn't feel that it was worth that much (Hot Toys not so HOT then) so i only bought the head sculpt. George Lucas and Neo are complete tho'.

Shaun said...

ah, thanks for enlightening, my guru! I scored this head in HK for S$20, and pix are scheduled to be published tomorrow. Need to figure out how to kit him out.

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

that's a steal! great score, man :)

Shaun said...

thank you my guru, I was quite lucky to spot it in one of those pigeon hole shops.

just wondering, do u think ppl won't get the likeness the first time round?

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

i saw the likeness right away, but maybe that's because i'm into movies. me thinks the likeness is better with the F-14 Tomcat aviator by Hot Toys

Shaun said...

yah, reason I asked cos my wife asked me WTF I was buying and thought I was talking rubbish when I told her who the headsculpt was supposed to be of.

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

i think he looks more like Tom Cruise if he has his shades on - the eyes not helping plus the face is a little too long. Looks more like him with the shades, even the box he came in had him with shades and you could tell right away from the box.